From our friends at Burning Coal Theatre Company:
In the late 60s/early 1970s, a meteor shot across the sportsworld, a young African American tennis player named Arthur Ashe.Â Â
He won the US Open in 1968, becoming the first black man to win a “major.”Â In 1970, the won the Australian Open, and in 1975, wearing the “whites” of the All-England Club, he defeated the brash Jimmy Connors to claim the Wimbledon crown.Â But it was a little known competition that he entered in 1973, one that took him into the heart of Apartheid South Africa, that saw Ashe fight, and win, his greatest battle.Â And it wasnâ€™t on a tennis court.
This production is suitable for ages fourteen and up.
January 24 â€“ February 10, 2019
Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2pm
Tickets:Â Â www.burningcoal.orgÂ or 919-834-4001
Please call for info on Group Rates!Â
Burning Coal Theatre
224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604